Simple additions can cost dearly… not so sustainable.

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Take heed, local planning authorities have the right to prosecute building owners for failure to comply with listed building enforcement notice. In this case, the building owner was fined £400 and ordered to pay court costs, and also ordered to reverse and make good unauthorised works. Before any major alteration takes place, it’s advisable to get advice from the local Conservation Officer to ensure what is planned remains legal. This particular listed building owner was planning to save money in the long term by installing photovoltaics, instead they paid a high price. There are solutions to mitigate climate change and integrate alternative energy technologies with historic buildings. Open Heritage can provide solutions and full planning and project services to ensure sustainable heritage.

Link here: Mid Suffolk/Babergh prosecute!